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"Boy" is a noun which is often translated as "el niño", and "there" is an adverb which is often translated as "ahí". Learn more about the difference between "boy" and "there" below.
boy(
boy
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (male child)
a. el niño
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Are they going to have a boy or a girl?¿Van a tener un niño o una niña?
b. el chico
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The boy next door helped me carry the bags.El chico de al lado me ayudó a llevar las bolsas.
c. el pibe
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Regionalism used in Argentina
(Argentina)
The neighborhood boys play soccer in the street after school.Los pibes del vecindario juegan al fútbol en la calle después de la escuela.
2. (young man)
a. el chico
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
My daughter is too young to date boys!¡Mi hija es muy joven para salir con chicos!
b. el muchacho
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
We spent the night out with the boys.Pasamos la noche fuera con los muchachos.
3. (son)
a. el hijo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Today is my little boy's birthday.Hoy es el cumpleaños de mi hijo pequeño.
b. el chico
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
My boy is already four years old.Mi chico ya tiene cuatro años.
4. (servant)
a. el criado
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The boy will take your suitcases up to your room, sir.El criado llevará las maletas a su habitación, señor.
An interjection is a short utterance that expresses emotion, hesitation, or protest (e.g. Wow!).
5. (surprise)
a. vaya
Boy is it a nice day!¡Vaya! ¡Qué día más bonito!
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there(
thehr
)
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
1. (used to indicate place)
a. ahí (close to the listener)
You can leave your coat there.Puedes dejar tu abrigo ahí.
b. allí (further away from the listener)
I left the books there because I didn't know where to put them.Dejé los libros allí porque no sabía dónde ponerlos.
c. allá (even further away from the listener)
I have a friend who lives in London. I'm going to visit him there in October.Tengo un amigo que vive en Londres. Voy a visitarlo allá en octubre.
2. (at that point)
a. ahí
That's all the time we have for now, so we'll have to stop there.Ya no nos da tiempo para más, así que lo dejaremos ahí por ahora.
3. (used to indicate existence)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
There aren't enough chairs in this office.No hay suficientes sillas en esta oficina.
There were a lot of people at the party.Había mucha gente en la fiesta.
An interjection is a short utterance that expresses emotion, hesitation, or protest (e.g. Wow!).
4. (used to indicate completion)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
There! All of the boxes have been packed.¡Hecho! Se han empacado todas las cajas.
There! The car shouldn't give you any more trouble after that fix.¡Listo! El coche no te debería dar más problemas después de esa reparación.
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